Tour Details

  • 7 Days(s)

  • Guided Trek

  • English

  • 3,210 m

overview

The 7-Days Poon Hill Short Trek the most amazing and notable trek to embark on, while in Nepal. Get close to the green forests above Pokhara and enjoy the majestic views of mountains like Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri to name some.

The trail will leave a deep imprint in your memory which will be hard to forget. The trip starts from Kathmandu from where we drive to Pokhara. The walking part starts from Nayapul to Poon Hill and back. As a traveller, the sunrise from Poon Hill is a sight to die for.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy the spectacular views of Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, and Nilgiri
  • Explore the lush green forests full of rhododendrons on the trail
  • Experience the culture and traditions of the Magar and Gurung villages.
  • Ghandruk - an early settlement of the Gurung people

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Itinerary

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Take an early bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. On the way, watch the forests, green hills, and the Trishuli River.

Pokhara is a famous tourist destination in Nepal and features sites like Phewa Taal, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, and many others.

Stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast.

  • 4-5 Hour
  • Guest House

After breakfast, we take a cab/van to Nayapul from where we start our trek towards Tikhedhunga passing Birethanti (1,065 m) along the way.

Stay overnight at a teahouse in Tikhedhunga.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Today we start our journey from Tikhedhunga and head to Ghorepani. We descend down walking past Ulleri (2,070 m), Banthanti (2,130 m), and other Magar villages.

On the way, we can enjoy the majestic view of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machhapuchre (6,997 m), Hinchuli (6,441 m), and others.

Stay overnight at a teahouse in Ghorepani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 5-6 Hour
  • Guest House

From Ghorepani, we head up to Poon Hill to witness the early sunrise from the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Varaha Shikhar, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal, etc.

Have breakfast at Ghorepani and then hike to Tadapani walking past forests of bamboos, oaks, and rhododendrons. Whilst on the route, you can see different species of animals, birds, flora, and fauna.

Stay overnight at a lodge in Tadapani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Move from Tadapani to Ghandruk and is amongst the easiest walk of the entire seven days. The trail is highly recommended for bird watchers.

Ghandruk is an ancient Gurung village famous listed in the World Heritage Site. It is best known for its Gurung museum and handicraft centre.

The travel agency will organize an ethnic Gurung cultural program on demand of the clients.

Stay overnight at a teahouse in Ghandruk.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Head down to Nayapul from Ghandruk. The route slowly descends to Pothana village (1,900 m) passing through Dhampus.

Take a van/bus from Nayapul to Pokhara.

Stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. On the way, we come across Damauli, Dumre, Mugling, and Kurintar. You can also take a plane to Kathmandu, which takes 30 mins (approx.).

What’s included/excluded

Included

  • Airport pickup and drop off via private car/van/bus
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Transport by bus from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara
  • Lodging in hotels and teahouses during the trip.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card
  • Experienced guide and porter (1 porter for two people)
  • Wages, food, lodging, transportation, and insurance for the guide and porter
  • Government taxes, vats, and other service charges

Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa charges
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guide and porter

cancellation

No fees for cancellation before 30 days of the departing date. Deposits are non-refundable after the deadline.

Good to know

A list of necessary items for the trek are enlisted below. Porters carry weight upto 20-25 kg from the client’s bag. Carry necessary items like camera, water bottles, etc by your ownself.

Important Clothing Items

  • Fibre sweater, down jacket
  • Insulated hiking pants
  • Hiking shorts (men) and skirts (women)
  • Waterproof jacket, raincoat, poncho
  • Gloves and woollen headwear
  • Thermal undergarments

Footwear

  • Lightweight trekking shoes or hiking boots
  • Thick woollen socks and thin inner cotton socks

Other Equipment Necessary

  • Toiletries and towel
  • Flashlight/ torch and batteries
  • Maps, compass, and guide book
  • Pocket knife or a Swiss knife
  • Water purifying filter or tablets
  • Personal medical supplies
  • Sunglasses and strap
  • Sunscreen, sun lotion, sunblock (15+ SPF)
  • Sleeping bag (optional)